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Bridge to a Cool Planet Announces The Winners of its Writing Contest!

December 1, 2009

Thank you to everyone who submitted their writing on nature and climate change to the Creative Writing Contest for Bridge to a Cool Planet. The contest is now closed. Our judges have declared the winners of  the contest and we are happy to announce their names here!

We encourage writers to continue to submit creative writing pieces on climate change and nature to this blog and to continue to spread the word of the blog’s existence.

Congratulations go to the following Winners of our Contest!

Children’s Poetry Winner: Turtle and the Water, by Azlen Elza, written at age 7 (now age 9). Azlen wins a horseback riding lesson from Laughing Stock Ranches.

Children’s Short Fiction/Non-Fiction Winner: A Promise of Gardens, by Diego Corry, age 10. Diego wins a book club membership to Christianne’s Lyceum for Art and Literature.

Best Adult Poetry Submission Winner: Gretel Survives the Witch, Only to Encounter Climate Change, by Zoë Landale. Zoe wins a 2-hour spa treatment for her Mac Computer from Macinhome Consulting.

Runner-up: The Weather Makers, by Matt Rader.

Best Overall Adult Entry (Short Fiction, Creative Non-fiction, or One-Act Play) Winner: Kayak, by Jordan Hall. Jordan wins $100 in the name of Room to Read.

Runner-up: Sweet Airs of Summers Past, by Ann Ross.

Many thanks go to our Judges, Dr. Christianne Hayward and Laura Farina for going through the submissions and selecting the winners!

Dr. Christianne Hayward founded the Lyceum of Literature and Art as part of her dream to contribute to the rich literary and arts community in Vancouver. She has been educating children and adults for over thirty years. She is a local storyteller and popular reviewer of children’s literature. Her Ph.D studies in education (UBC, 2000) focused on using select children’s literature to develop socially relevant curriculum in early childhood settings through to high school.

Laura Farina:
Laura’s first book of poetry, This Woman Alphabetical, was published in 2005 by Pedlar Press and won the Archibald Lampman Prize.  She has taught creative writing in schools and communities across Canada.

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